ASUKA OHSAWA, New York, has a passion for visual storytelling, rooted in both the artist’s personal history and in the cultural heritage of her native country, Japan, which, during the time of the artist’s childhood, was immersed in manga and anime. Ohsawa seeks to create her own mode of storytelling, one that speaks to the human experience of our contemporary world through her fantastical and mythological scenes and anthropomorphized characters. Ohsawa received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and her BFA from California State University, Long Beach, CA. She has exhibited in the United States and in Italy, and is represented in private collections in the United States and Europe. Recent awards include residencies: Frans Masereel Centrum Residency in Kasterlee, Belgium, and Center for Book Arts Residency in New York, NY. Ohsawa was awarded a residency at the Museum of Printing in Estonia summer 2013. Ohsawa did an edition project with a UK-based silkscreen studio Bradbury & Blanchard in December 2013 and with Stonefox Editions Philadelphia summer 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
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